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antecedent
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
something that happened previous to something else; or anything that precedes something
  • He told me all this very much later, but I've put it down here with the idea of exploding those first wild rumors about his antecedents, which weren't even faintly true.
    p. 101.1
antecedents = past actions
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